How to Cook Turkish Chicken Thighs

Savory, slightly spicy, comforting, succulent chicken thighs

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How to Cook Turkish Chicken Thighs Recipe
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Gather all your ingredients

Gather all your ingredients

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Always work with fresh, quality spices.  Look in your cupboard or pantry, how old are your spices?  Did you know they have expiration dates?

Always work with fresh, quality spices. Look in your cupboard or pantry, how old are your spices? Did you know they have expiration dates?

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Mince your garlic

Mince your garlic

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Dice your onion.

Dice your onion.

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Assemble the spice mixture

Assemble the spice mixture

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Squeeze those key limes, pour through a small strainer to remove any seeds that escaped.

Squeeze those key limes, pour through a small strainer to remove any seeds that escaped.

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Chop chop chop that cilantro!  Did you know that cilantro is Spanish for coriander?

Chop chop chop that cilantro! Did you know that cilantro is Spanish for coriander?

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Dice up those sweet potatoes, keeping the skin on

Dice up those sweet potatoes, keeping the skin on

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Take the chicken thighs out of the package and place in the container you will be marinating in

Take the chicken thighs out of the package and place in the container you will be marinating in

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Mise en place...French for everything in its place.  Much easier to prepare a dish if all your ingredients are ready to go!

Mise en place...French for everything in its place. Much easier to prepare a dish if all your ingredients are ready to go!

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Add key lime juice to chicken

Add key lime juice to chicken

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Add spice blend to chicken

Add spice blend to chicken

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Coming together!  Looking good!

Coming together! Looking good!

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Add cilantro

Add cilantro

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Add garlic

Add garlic

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Gather all your prepped items and set yourself up by your cooktop

Gather all your prepped items and set yourself up by your cooktop

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Add the coconut oil to your med-high heated pot

Add the coconut oil to your med-high heated pot

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Add onions, we're looking to sweat the onions.  Heat to low will just sauté, we need a little heat to put a quick brown on them!

Add onions, we're looking to sweat the onions. Heat to low will just sauté, we need a little heat to put a quick brown on them!

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Here we go, sweating and starting to caramelize.

Here we go, sweating and starting to caramelize.

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Once onions have just about caramelized, 5 minutes or so, move them off to the side of your pot.  Separately add each piece to the pot, so all surfaces touch the bottom. Put onions on top of chicken.

Once onions have just about caramelized, 5 minutes or so, move them off to the side of your pot. Separately add each piece to the pot, so all surfaces touch the bottom. Put onions on top of chicken.

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Onions are sweat perfectly

Onions are sweat perfectly

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Browned and flipped to the other side, about 8 minutes or so.

Browned and flipped to the other side, about 8 minutes or so.

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Add sweet potatoes

Add sweet potatoes

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Add chicken stock

Add chicken stock

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Cover and let simmer until chicken thighs are cooked thoroughly, when pierced the juices should be clear.  Sweet potatoes will be cooked just enough to be tender but retain their shape.

Cover and let simmer until chicken thighs are cooked thoroughly, when pierced the juices should be clear. Sweet potatoes will be cooked just enough to be tender but retain their shape.

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Serve with a little sprinkling of cilantro

Serve with a little sprinkling of cilantro

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